Fermilab is in the fight against COVID-19. Here’s how our scientists, engineers, and computer professionals are helping.

MVM ventilator: Simplified ventilator designed by particle physics community gets FDA approval

More than a dozen Fermilab volunteers have helped design, test and finalize the Mechanical Ventilator Milano, a low-cost ventilator to help in the midst of device shortages caused by COVID-19. In a little over a month, a team of physicists and engineers from around the world took a simplified ventilator design from concept all the way through approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This major milestone marks the ventilator as safe for use in the United States under the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization, which helps support public health during a crisis.

Fighting COVID with computing: Fermilab, Brookhaven, Open Science Grid dedicate computational power to COVID-19 research

Scientists and engineers at Fermilab and Brookhaven National Laboratory are uniting with other organizations in the Open Science Grid to help fight COVID-19 by dedicating considerable computational power to researchers studying how they can help combat the virus-borne disease.


Serving society: Keenan Newton volunteers as Illinois incident manager

Fermilab employee Keenan Newton serves the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, volunteering his personal time to help people during the current pandemic and responding to hazardous situations while based at the State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield.


Uniting with local community: Fermilab Fire Department ready to respond to area COVID-19 cases

As with all first responders across the nation, the Fermilab Fire Department stands ready to act should they be called upon to help with a COVID-19 incident in the areas surrounding the suburban Illinois laboratory.

Fermilab site access updates

Additional information on Fermilab's precautions regarding COVID-19 is located at: www.fnal.gov/covid19